Department of Asian Languages and Literatures
A study of Mandarin Chinese designed to give students the fundamentals of the sound and writing systems for developing modern Chinese communicative skills. No prior knowledge expected.
Understand the Chinese writing system and learn to recognize and write basic Chinese characters.
A continuation of CHIN 002 designed to give students more basic Chinese grammar and vocabulary for daily communication purposes. Prerequisite: CHIN 002 or equivalent.
Introductory courses on topics beyond the scope of existing departmental offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
A continuation of CHIN 052 designed with structured readings with emphasis on complex sentence structures, vocabulary expansion, and increased fluency in self-expression. Prerequisite: CHIN 052 or equivalent.
To develop students' communicative skills in Chinese by discussing Chinese texts and similar real-life situations in the United States. Prerequisite: CHIN 052.
A continuation of CHIN 102 designed to improve oral and written proficiency through reading, discussing, and writing about modern Chinese prose writings. Prerequisites: CHIN 102 or equivalent.
To improve reading comprehension and writing skills by learning rhetoric and enlarging vocabulary through reading and discusssing literary works by modern Chinese writers. Prerequisite: CHIN 202.
Advanced courses or seminars on topics beyond the scope of existing departmental offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.